The Saint Joseph’s University Finance Department explores in great depth the current financial practices of both organizations and individuals, and prepares students to handle these practices in an ever-changing marketplace. The range of knowledge instilled in SJU’s finance majors is vast, ensuring the understanding of the financial function in business and the management of assets and liabilities. Graduates of the Finance Department move on to professional positions with banking institutions, finance, departments of business enterprises, insurance companies, and investment companies.
Financial Planning Major
Similar to the finance major, the personal financial planning major helps students develop the skills to address the challenges facing investors while developing an understanding of today's financial markets. Saint Joseph's financial planning curriculum is a CFP¨ registered* program, one of a select few housed in an AACSB-accredited business school.
Risk Management and Insurance Major
In studying risk management and insurance at Saint Joseph's, students find great career opportunities and acquire indispensable skill sets. Because corporations, hospitals and government units are recognizing RMI as an important and growing field, graduates can pursue numerous career paths, utilizing the skills of analytics, oral and written communication, and computer literacy, among others.
Finance explores the broader topics of finance, while financial planning dives into retirement plans and estate planning. Risk Management & Insurance exposes students to property and casualty insurance as well as managing risk for themselves and for businesses.
Financial Planning Minor
Of the many resources available to personal financial planning minors at Saint Joseph's, perhaps the most notable is the Wall Street Trading Room, located in Mandeville Hall. The room provides access to real time financial and investment data, analytical tools and trading simulations. Thus, classes are able to work more effectively, with hands-on learning and enhancements to curriculum. The trading simulations provide for real-life experiences, and the continuous access to financial data/software creates an integrated learning environment.
Real Estate Finance Minor
The real estate finance minor, offered through the finance department in the Haub School of Business (HSB), gives students the opportunity to gain an understanding of the theory and practice of the real estate industry and requires students to complete a six-course program of study. Core classes cover topics such as commercial real estate valuation, residential loans and investments, and commercial real estate development.
Adult Learner - Undergraduate
Finance majors explore in great depth the current financial practices of both organizations and individuals, and learn to handle these practices in an ever-changing marketplace. The breadth of knowledge instilled in SJU’s finance majors is vast, ensuring the understanding of the financial function in business and the management of assets and liabilities.
Risk Management and Insurance B.B.A.
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance through the Haub Degree Completion Program allows students to explore various areas of risk management and insurance while providing the flexibility to take day and evening coursework from an AACSB-accredited university. Saint Joseph's Academy of Risk Management and Insurance, comprised of local insurers, further supports students in the program through internships and networking opportunities.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Risk Management and Insurance
Already have a Bachelor’s Degree, but looking to expand your expertise in the Risk Management and Insurance area?
The post-baccalaureate certificate in accountancy is an 8-course, 24-credit option for those aiming to work in the risk management and insurance area. It provides an additional academic credential from an AACSB-accredited university with the flexibility to complete courses in the evening. Many courses are also available online.
Financial Services M.S.
The Master of Science in Financial Services Program at Saint Joseph's University is designed to prepare students for success in the fast-paced, dynamic financial industry. As one of few programs in the nation that is both AACSB-accredited and CFP-certified*, this top-ranked program offers students advanced credentials by building on professional planning, analytical and financial experience, along with the strong ethical foundation that is crucial to today’s financial environment.
Financial Services Online M.S.
Saint Joseph's CFP-certified* program teaches aspiring and experienced professionals about more than best practices. Students graduate prepared to create solutions, introduce new capabilities, improve client relationships, and ultimately, contribute to their organization's bottom line.
*Saint Joseph's University does not certify individuals - CFP¨ certification is granted solely by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to individuals who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met ethics, experience and examination requirements.